Cooking Class - Fundamental Dessert Techniques

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Explore the art of making elevated, individually portioned desserts with Chef Rachel.

In this dessert-focused cooking class, you'll learn the foundational techniques behind three classic sweet treats. Chef Rachel will guide you while balancing delicate flavors to enhance silky panna cotta, smooth crème brûlée and creamy mini cheesecakes.

While building confidence in your basic pastry skills, you will also practice incorporating fresh, floral aromas and flavors such as rosewater and lavender to add a special touch to these traditional desserts. The individually portioned sweets allow you to easily return to these recipes whether you're making dessert for two or 20.

Guests are welcome to provide wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 2 hours
  • Labels Baking, Beginner, Fun, Gourmet, Group, Mother's Day, Valentine's

Cozymeal guest reviews for this experience

Jon K.


08 Apr 2023

What can I say? Our experience with Chef Rachel was superb! She was friendly, professional and very helpful in guiding us through the class. She was prompt and had everything we needed for our time together. She put us at ease immediately and we had an excellent time. The class was the day after Valentine's day and my girlfriend said it was the best present ever! I would highly recommend Chef Rachel!

Steven R.


02 Aug 2022

Rachel was a fantastic teacher. She worked with me and my wife as part of the Fundamental Dessert Techniques course, which included preparation of panna cotta, cheesecake, and crème brûlée. Rachel was a patient and informative instructor, and allowed my wife and me to do all procedures ourselves, stepping in for occasional recommendations. She had a good balance of advising on technical specifics while also giving us room to do each step ourselves, even if we were imperfect at certain stages. All recipes were doable for non-professionals like us, tasted great, and generated reasonable dessert portion sizes for two people without having too much excess. Rachel brought nearly everything we needed, and coordinated with me a week in advance on what we would need and what she could bring, and nothing was missing when it came time to prepare the recipes. Rachel was parked near our complex before the appointment time, and came in right on time and was ready to go. She was patient as well while my wife and I were still getting our daughter settled in for the evening and switching off for the first 20 minutes or so. Everything was done within 2 hours on the dot, and that was with some recipes taking longer than planned in our oven. I would highly recommend this course if you are looking for an interesting date night, or have an anniversary or birthday/similar coming up for a partner who loves to cook/bake (or at least the idea of it!). Rachel was a pleasure to have in our home, and we look forward to taking one of her other classes sometime!

Diana R.


02 May 2022

My brother and sister in law enjoyed their class with chef Rachel. She was friendly and taught some great techniques.

$ 115 Per person

all-inclusive: 2-hour class, 3-course meal and taxes.

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Chef Rachel is a pastry-making powerhouse and seasoned culinary professional with a passion for sharing her love of baking with other foodies. For over 10 years, she has elevated her craft in bakeries, top-tier restaurants and private events. From upscale French desserts to undeniably gourmet gluten-free delights, Chef Rachel specializes in creating sumptuously sweet cakes, cookies, breads and other baked goods along with classic cuisines, such as French fare.

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